CASTINE, Maine – Maine Maritime Academy's Kylie Bradley (Westborough, Mass.) has been selected as a nominee for both the North Atlantic Conference (NAC) and NCAA Woman of the Year awards..
Bradley served as a two-year captain on the Mariners' women's soccer team, while graduating Magna Cum Laude in Marine Engineering Technology with a minor in Naval Science. She was accepted into Flight School and is currently enrolled in Naval Post Graduate School Studying Undersea Warfare.
As a Regimental Master at Arms, she earned the Lester R. Paton Navy Leadership Award (2017), she was the Head PTI in 2016-2017 as a Regimental Physical Fitness Instructor (PTI) earning Commandant's Commendation, and with the NROTC MIDN she was a MIDN Operations Officer and Division Officer, received the Daughters of the American Revolution ROTC Award (2018), the Military Order of the Purple Heart ROTC Award (2017), and the Reserve Officers Association of the United States ROTC Award (2016). As a Leadership Challenge Weekend Operations Officer, Bradley earned the NROTC Commendation Award (2016) and also served as a Maine Maritime Admissions Open House Coordinator.
Academically, she attained USCG Unlimited Horsepower Licensed Third Assistant Engineer, was named to the Dean's List and the NAC All-Academic Team, she was the 2017-18 Maine Maritime Female Senior Scholar Athlete, a Presidential Achievement Scholarship Recipient (2014-2018), a Distinguished Scholar Award Recipient (2014-2018), the Boston Port and Seamen's Scholarship honoree (2015-2017), the Portland Marine Society Scholarship recipient (2016-17) and earned the 2017 McBride Family Leadership Scholarship.
She was featured in the 2018 NAC Spotlight series and was the 2017-18 Maine Maritime Female Leader of the Year, while also earning the 2017 Lauren McKenna Mariners Women's Soccer Leadership Award. Bradley was the 2016-17 Secretary for the Maine Maritime Student-Athlete Advisory Committee and served as a Regimental Training Officer and a Peer Tutor (calculus and technical physics), while also working as an Admissions Host and Tour Guide. She has also volunteered her time working a Special Olympics Bocce Tournament.
On the pitch, she was voted to the NAC All-Conference Second Team in 2016 and 2017, earned NAC Sportsmanship Team honors in 2015 and 2016 and helped her team reach the 2016 ECAC Region 1 Finals.
Eight female student-athletes are up for the prestigious award which encompasses all facets of the NCAA Division III Student-Athlete experience, while Bradley joins a record 581 (199 Division III) nominees for the NCAA Woman of the Year Award.
Both the NAC Man of the Year and Woman of the Year awards are modeled after the NCAA's Woman of the Year program, which honors graduating student-athletes who have distinguished themselves throughout their collegiate careers in the areas of academic achievement, athletics excellence, service and leadership.
Both the NAC Man and Woman of the Year award winners will be announced in late July, and will be honored on their campuses during the 2018-19 academic year.
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